Gender

Our books on gender promote gender equality as a human right and fundamental principle of the Commonwealth. Areas of research include gender-responsive budgeting, women’s political participation and gender mainstreaming in education, business and society.

Publication date: 20 June 2013
Format: Paperback

Gender Responsive Investment is a process of ensuring gender-equitable access to financial services and investment. This Handbook supports policy-makers to identify the policies, laws and regulations that hinder women’s access to finance, and assists financial institutions to deliver inclusive, well-designed products and services for women.

Publication date: 30 April 2012
Format: Paperback

Examines women’s role in both conflict and post-conflict reconciliation. It describes how UNSCR 1325 provides support for women in peace-building processes and provides case studies of how it has been implemented in selected countries, including the benefits of NAPs and women’s involvement in their adoption.

Publication date: 14 November 2011
Format: Paperback

Examines how the teacher feminisation debate applies in developing countries. Drawing on the experiences of Dominica, Lesotho, Samoa, Sri Lanka and India, it provides a strong analytical understanding of the role of female teachers in the expansion of education systems, and the surrounding gender equality issues.

Publication date: 11 October 2011
Format: Paperback

At the centre of the HIV/AIDS response are the 12 million people who need care and treatment. Yet their carers are often invisible to the system that relies on them. Focusing on the carer directs assistance where it is most effective and most needed, will respect human rights, and will help achieve the millennium development goals in health.

Publication date: 1 June 2010
Format: Paperback

CEDAW - the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women - is a powerful international human rights instrument that reflects a global determination to achieve gender equality. This book looks at the cultural and legal challenges relating to the implementation of CEDAW, and the individual approaches adopted.

Publication date: 1 March 2010
Format: Paperback

Through twenty regional and country case studies, this book pulls together the key links between trade, gender and economic growth. It features ten case studies which focus on the gender impacts of trade policies on women and men. It then focuses on linking women with global markets through a range of practices.

Publication date: 1 June 2009
Format: Paperback

Focusing on seven case studies of secondary schools in India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Samoa, Seychelles, and Trinidad & Tobago, this book analyses whether schools perpetuate gender stereotypes and investigates how this can be prevented. It provides insights and recommendations useful for policy-makers and educators worldwide.

Publication date: 1 June 2009
Format: Paperback

Shows teachers, headteachers and school administrators how to spot the key spaces in school life where gender is important. This title gives them tools to address gender biases by changing attitudes and ideas among staff and students. It is full of activities that can be undertaken at either individual or group level.

Publication date: 1 March 2009
Format: Paperback

Examines how the curriculum and practices in teacher training programs address issues of HIV and gender equality in three East African countries: Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Publication date: 1 December 2008
Format: Paperback

Gender equality is essential for sustained economic growth and for democracy, peace and security. This book presents key thinking on a topic that is of international concern: how to ensure that sufficient financial resources are available through aid modalities and from domestic sources to effect the changes to make gender equality a reality.

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